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How to Weave a Rag Rug

Weaving is an ancient art form that is found in almost every culture around the world. Some groups of people weave so beautifully that their rugs and other woven pieces are considered fine artwork. Fine oriental and Navajo rugs are prized household items, however you can easily weave your own rug right at home.

Rag rugs are sturdy, home made rugs made from leftover t-shirts, bed sheets or other old fabric lying around the home. They make wonderful decorations for doorways, outdoors or even in the kitchen. In a society that’s used to tossing away old items, rag rugs are also the perfect way to reuse and recycle.

Here are links to two different websites with easy to understand tutorials about weaving your own rug:

It’s a fun and easy project that requires nothing more than old fabric, or a piece of cardboard. Making your own rug doesn’t take a long time, and leaves you with a sturdy woven rug for your home.

The Yin and the Yang of the Home

Feng Sui is an ancient system of Chinese aesthetics that seeks to balance the energies of a space and provide harmony to those who inhabit it.

It asserts that by organizing the environments in which we spend most of our time, mainly the home and office, we can improve our lives and create much needed balance.

By using the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal in our home, and arranging furniture pieces according to the Bagau Map, your living environment can positively affect your career, family, creativity, relationships, reputation, skills, and health.

Here are some starter tips for Feng Shui design:

  • Proper energy flow is key to any environment. Therefore, arrange objects and furniture according to the Bagau Map and careful not to overload a room.
  • The five elements should always be in balance.
  • Choose colors according to what they symbolize and represent.
  • The shapes in your home symbolize different meanings, so choose accordingly.
  • Pay attention to the location of mirrors and doors in a room – it also affects energy flow.